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12 [ The Lovell Chronicle I October 13, 2011 Rocky Mountain High School dancers performed at halftime of the Rocky- Shoshoni homecoming game Friday afternoon in Cowley. Pictured are (l- r) Sarah Jones, Ciera Coleman, Denice Escalante, Maddie Crawford, Caitlyn Sorenson (hidden), Lori McCracken, Haley Strom and Jessica Allred. DAVID PECK Fair board to present formal proposal for county to take over fair maintenance BY JENNIFER BUTLER The Big Horn County Fair Board held a special joint work session with the Big Horn County Commis- sioners in Lovell Monday to discuss the monetary issues they are facing for the re- mainder of the year. It was recently discov- ered the fair's cash reserve of $30,200 had been add- ed twice to the budget and funding had already been spent. According to a pre- vious newspaper article, board member Willie Bridg- es said at the Big Horn Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, "It looks like our expenses are with- in the budget, but that's be- cause the revenues were in- flated. We always have cash flow issues, but this one is exaggerated because of the budget mistake. We need to ask you to increase our bud- get to cover the budget er- ror." Monday night Chair- man Jerry Ewen said, "In looking forward, one of the things we had talked about the other day at the meet- ing was a dollar amount and how we would handle that to keep everything op- erating, and the other issue is restructuring the main- tenance to put it back into the county. This other is- sue is payroll staying with your CPA (certified public accountant)." Board member Alfred Anderson said if the county were to take over the pay- roll, the County Clerk Dori Noyes would need to hire another employee to do pay- roll and to do other neces- sary work for the fair board. Commissioner Keith Grant said, "If we are going to change it over and have the county handle the mon- ey and it is not going to save us anything or be more eco- nomical there is no need to make the change." Grant added he can see the benefits of combining the maintenance with the coun- ty, stating, "The grounds maintenance we can incor- porate into our county main- tenance guy and make that more efficient and probably cheaper." Grant also said he be- lieved combining the fair maintenance with the coun- ty maintenance would be beneficial and successful. Bridges said, "Fred Werner (county mainte- nance supervisor) taking the maintenance, I think, could work really well. The person(s) that would work underneath would be his employee and he would be the supervisor to that em- ployee and he would just work closely with our man- ager as to what needs to be done ... I think we would see more regular mainte- nance and more consisten- cy in it than what we have had." Bridges suggested the board utilize the temporary work program through the county that would allow the fair to be reimbursed the wages for the part-time summer help. He added this would be beneficial be- cause it would help lighten the budget load from the fairgrounds. Bridges said it would be great if Werner could begin as soon as possible, but it comes down to the available funding. Funding would be needed to hire a fair man- ager. According to Bridges, they would need $30,800 minimum for utilities and employment. Board Chairman Mat- ty Moody said they have already selected a well- rounded candidate for the fair manager but have not extended an offer. Anderson suggested to the board members that the county plan a two-year budget to help prepare each year's funding. Anderson said because of the incon- sistency of the fair revenues a two-year budget would be beneficial. Bridges said the bud- get could vary each year by thousands of dollars. Ewen suggested to take the aver- ages from the past three to four years to help target the necessary funding, but the legality would need to be checked before a commit- ment is made. Ewen said these items could be taken up at the next commissioners meet- ing on Oct. 18. Bridges made a motion during the public Big Horn County Fair Board meet- ing to present the commis- sioners with a proposal to provide a two-year budget that includes having the fairgrounds maintenance turned over to county forces and that the commission- ers supplement the budget with a minimum amount of $30,800 due to the misun- derstanding in the budget. 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